US Open Tennis 2019 Men's Final Live Stream for Rafael Nadal vs. Daniil Medvedev

Tom Sunderland@@TomSunderland_Featured ColumnistSeptember 8, 2019

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 06: Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts to a missed point during his Men's Singles semi-final match against Matteo Berrettini of Italyon day twelve of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 06, 2019 in Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Chaz Niell/Getty Images)
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Two generations will collide on Sunday when Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev contest the 2019 U.S. Open men's final at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York.

Medvedev, 23, will make his debut appearance in a Grand Slam final after previously failing to reach even a major quarter-final. Nadal, on the other hand, will feature in the U.S. Open decider for a fifth time (three wins) and his 27th Grand Slam final overall.

The 33-year-old favourite last won the U.S. Open in 2017, when he beat Kevin Anderson in straight sets. As was the case then, Nadal will hope to soundly best another opponent making his Grand Slam final bow.

Bianca Andreescu beat Serena Williams 6-3, 7-5 on Saturday to lift the women's title in her first major final, and Medvedev will be hopeful he can follow her lead to defeat another legendary foe.

                  

Time: 4 p.m. ET/9 p.m. BST

Live Stream: Amazon PrimeWatch ESPN (U.S.)

TV Info: ESPN (U.S.)

The 2019 U.S. Open will not be broadcast on television in the United Kingdom, although Amazon Prime will provide live-stream coverage of the tournament.

              

Preview

Nadal has wound back the clock in 2019 and is looking to end the year level with Novak Djokovic on two majors as they prepare for the ATP Tour Finals in November.

The three-time champion has been impressed by Medvedev's form on the North American circuit this summer and appears to be wary of his talent regardless of this being the Russian's first major final.

Amazon Prime previewed a clash that has the makings of a classic if Medvedev can rise to the occasion:

As well as playing one less match than Medvedev during this tournament following a second-round walkover against Thanasi Kokkinakis, Nadal has been quite fortunate in the opposition he's met in New York.

His highest-seeded opponent in the competition was Diego Schwartzman (No. 20) in the quarter-finals. However, he has faced and beaten three seeded foes at Flushing Meadows, while Medvedev has faced just one (Stanislas Wawrinka), suggesting the Spaniard has had the more difficult route of the two.

Medvedev has engineered a reputation for having an awkward style to play against. Stefanos Tsitsipas previously told reporters the Russian's approach is "weird" and "sloppy," but the 18-year veteran Nadal will back his range of talents against the first-time Grand Slam finalist.

It worked a treat when these two played out their only previous meeting at this year's Canadian Open in Montreal, where the world No. 2 ran out a dominant 6-3, 6-0 victor. Tennis TV shared highlights:

Former world No. 4 Greg Rusedski predicted Nadal would have the keys to unlock Medvedev once again on Sunday:

The U.S. Open is Nadal's second-most fruitful major after his 12 titles at Roland-Garros. He stands a fine chance of adding a fourth crown in New York.

Medvedev has demonstrated the form to suggest he will contest more major finals in the years to come, though Nadal is out to prevent the Russian from clinching his first Grand Slam on Sunday.

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